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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Are you "allowed to know"?
Of course it is. But the [i]creation[/i] of UI is perfectly all right, for bridge is a thinking game played the world over by dear hearts and gentle people, none of whom would ever contemplate [i]acting[/i] on UI. Well it was said by the bard: Father ...
ATB - missed thin game
I would have bid 4 instead of 3. But I'd have gone down unless South had three aces. Mind you, they might not have known how to beat me.
ATB - missed thin game
It is not clear to me that there is any blame to be ascribed to missing a thin game. After all, that's what you're supposed to do.
Are you "allowed to know"?
You had to have been there. In brief: the auction in Brighton went 1-overcall-2-pass-pass-balance-3NT, eleven tricks. The 2 bidder thought it was forcing (as it would have been absent the overcall); the 1 bidder thought it was not; the overcaller was a bit miffed. Since then ...
Another Night on the Couch
Well, you could still make if he had H10xx and played A and Q. You might not have done, but...
Are you "allowed to know"?
Oh, just to stop the opponents from reopening when you actually had a slam force with diamonds, I guess. But following the "no dinner in Brighton" ruling it is an established principle of English jurisprudence that "we don't know what we're doing" requires an alert. In most cases ...
Are you "allowed to know"?
Was wondering what my learned colleague meant when she said earlier that "If you are unsure of your methods, partner’s alert and explanation is UI. If you are partner are confident, it isn’t." Now that I know (I do not necessarily agree, but these are deep waters) one ...
There's an app for that
Shouldn't be too hard to link to BBO, or Funbridge, or other services that already run on multiple devices.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
Sure - expressing these things in percentages to lots of places of decimal does tend to obscure the fact that the ratios we compute are of whole numbers.
Break In Tempo
As I have remarked, a near-takeout-double is more likely to have club length and red shortage than the converse. But people don't think about stuff like that. They don't understand the rules the way Roland does, or the way I do, or at all. What they think is ...

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